Humble Rants 12 March 2014

Posted Tuesday, March 11, 2014 in Opinion

Humble Rants 12 March 2014

by Robert Skoglund aka The humble Farmer

Although there are many ways of categorizing people, that is, stuffing us all into our snug little boxes, I'd like to mention one more.

Some people measure success in terms of money. "See that man over there. He's worth millions."  And those who admire money will dress like people with lots of money and, as far as they are able, accumulate the simple toys and political patter that advertise that lifestyle. "People would rather live on welfare in a rat-infested apartment than work at a $50,000 a year job and own a home in the suburbs."

Others measure people in terms of their intelligence, or lacking that, their education. Or perhaps even both.   "See that man over there. He taught psychology at Penn State."  Or, "His father wrote seven books while he was teaching at Harvard. And his wife was a college president."  "He couldn't learn to read, but he restores steam cars for Jay Leno."

Luckily for those of us who admire intelligence and education, it is easier to emulate the lifestyle of a Harvard professor.

Most anyone has the two bucks for a jacket at Goodwill.

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